WHY ME LORD?
As a man, I used to think I was pretty much just a regular person, but I was born white, into a two-parent, two-gender household which now, whether I like it or not, makes me “Privileged”, a racist and responsible for slavery.
I am fiscal and moral, which by today’s standards, makes me a fascist because I plan, budget and support myself.
I went to School, worked my way “up the ladder”, and have always held a job. But I now find out that I am not here because I earned it, but because I was “advantaged”.
I am heterosexual, which according to “gay” folks, now makes me homophobic.
I am not a Muslim, which now labels me as an infidel.
I am older than 60, making me a useless person who doesn’t understand Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
I think and I reason, and I doubt much of what the “mainstream” media tells me, which makes me a “Right-wing conspiracy nut”.
I am proud of my heritage and our inclusive Australian culture, making me a xenophobe.
I believe in hard work, fair play, and fair compensation according to each individual’s merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist.
I believe our system guarantees freedom of effort – not freedom of outcome or subsidies which must make me a borderline sociopath.
I believe in the defence and protection of Australia for and by all citizens, now making me a militant.
I am proud of our flag, what it stands for and the many who died to let it fly, so I stand during our National Anthem – so I must be a racist.
Please help me come to terms with the new me because I’m just not sure who I am anymore.
If all this nonsense wasn’t enough to deal with, now I don’t even know which restroom to use… and I have to go more FREQUENTLY!
“Why Me Lord!”
You have written what I have been harbouring for years but hesitant to say out loud fearing I’d offend some political correct, non-binary, anti-christian, life owes me an existence , I don’t stand for the National Anthem, what else can Centre Link offer me, I had a poor childhood, delicate petals.
Excellent article worthy of a comment. Says it all for us old blokes. I guess he and I will be voting NO in the coming referendum. Am I a racist, I do not think so my wife is Chinese.
I love Australia, but I am damd ANGRY. I can’t help but wonder where the COMMON SENSE has gone. I can’t accept the manipulation of politics at present.
1…7 out of 10 people didn’t vote Labour…
2…Climate Change and emissions dominate discussions every day.
3…The world is under threat of yet, ANOTHER WAR…where are the STATESMEN AND/OR STATESWOMEN we so desperatly need to LEAD us, instead of scare mongering or contantly behaving beligerantly toward others. How about asking many….
Instead of…what can my country do for me??
How about…what can I do for MY COUNTRY??
Excellent article and good responses, you are not alone.